Unfortunately, the engagement of men as allies in achieving gender equality often receives little mention in mainstream development frameworks.
There’s a lot more potential — and need — for women in Asia when it comes to technology, especially in the field of computer science. In many countries, too many women don’t even have basic access to technology and the Internet.
Looking ahead, women and men must continue to work together to achieve full gender equality since it benefits both the economy and society as a whole.
Brown planthopper populations have exploded due to the overuse of insecticides that destroy the planthopper’s natural enemies. This is a serious threat to Java’s rice production for 2014.
While Asia-Pacific continues to record a higher economic growth rate than any other region in recent history, it remains home to nearly two-thirds of the world’s absolute number of undernourished.
We, the ministers of foreign affairs of Chile, Denmark, Ghana, Indonesia and Morocco, are launching an appeal to our fellow members of the United Nations: We can and we must do a better job to protect all persons from torture and ill-treatment — in all parts of the world.
The development of smelters may cause environmental damage, lead to changes in ecosystems and negatively affect human health. These are costs that have to be included in the government’s calculation.
It is now up to the government to take concrete measures to ensure that the new Trade Law and the Bali Package are used to support domestic products and Indonesia’s struggling farmers.
After weeks of breathless anticipation amid rumors that Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini, popularly known as Bu Risma, might step down, the mayor herself announced publicly on Friday that she would carry on.